I'm finding lately...

...that a LOT of the books that have caused other people to go completely bananas, jumping up and down and squealing happy squeals... have just NOT been doing it for me.

I'm not sure if it's because my expectations are too high or what.

But it's no fun.

SO.  I'm looking for Wicked Good Book recommendations.  They don't have to be new books, they don't have to be any specific genre.  I just want something that I'll be able to fall into, that has writing that at the very least won't make me roll my eyes, that has characters I can believe in, a story that I haven't read a million times before (unless the writing and the characters make it work), something that I'll remember for more than an hour after reading.

They sound like simple requirements, but lately...